CONSTITUTION

OF

THE WIKILEAKS PARTY LTD

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Definitions

2. Interpretation

3. Adopting this Constitution

4. Legal Capacity

5. Amending the Constitution

6. Financial Structure of the Party

7. Name & Objectives of the Party

8. Powers of the Party

9. National Council-Directors-Office Bearers

10. National Council Election Procedures

11. Directors Removal, Retirement and Vacancies

12. National Council Role, Power and Entitlements

13. Declaring Conflicts of Interest

14. Sub-Committee

15. Chief Executive Officer

16. Treasurer

17. Party Secretary

18. Meetings of National Council

19. First Annual General Meeting

20. Annual General Meetings

21. General Meeting of Members

22. Proxies

23. Minutes

24. Members

25. Voting Rights of Members

26. New Membership

27. Membership fees

28. Admission and rejection of new Members

29. When Membership Ends

30. Appeal against rejection or termination of Membership

31. General Meeting to decide Appeal

32. Register of Members

33. Selection of Parliamentary Candidates for Federal, State, Territory and Local

Government Elections

34. Elected Members of Parliament

35. Policy Formulation

36. Party Seal

37. Accounting and Other Records

38. Auditor

39. Funds and Accounts

Adoption of Constitution

 

A PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

CONSTITUTION

OF

THE WIKILEAKS PARTY LTD

A.C.N. 162 478 480

This Constitution

1. Definitions

In this Constitution unless the context otherwise requires:

“Act” means the Corporations Act 2001 as amended from time to time or any statutory

modifications, amendments or re-enactments to any section, part or division is to that provision

as so modified amended or re-enacted;

“ASIC” means the Australian Securities and Investments Commission;

“Business Day” means a day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday in the place

concerned.

“Chairperson” means the person appointed in accordance with this Constitution;

“Chairman” means the President;

“Chief Executive Officer” means any person appointed as such by the National Council.

“Constitution” means this Constitution in force from time to time;

“Director” means any person appointed as a Director of the Party;

“Deputy Party Agent” means any person appointed to perform the duties of Deputy Party

Agent so as to fulfil the requirements and obligations of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918;

“Financial Year” means the period commencing on 1st day of July and ending on the next 30th

day of June and the “First Financial Year” shall be the period commencing on the day the Party

is registered and ending on the next 30th day of June;

“Jurisdiction” means the Commonwealth of Australia its State and Territories;

“Members” means the Members of the Party including both Ordinary and Life Members;

“National Council” means the Board of Directors of the Party;

“Officer” means an officer of the Party as defined in the Act;

“Party” means the Party named on the first page;

“Related Party ” shall have the same meaning as in the Corporations Act;

“Resolution” means a resolution other than a Special Resolution;

“Returning Officer” means any person appointed as such by the National Council;

“Parliamentary Candidates” means persons nominated in accordance with Part 33 of this

Constitution.

“Party Agent” means any person appointed to perform the duties of Party Agent so as to fulfil

the requirements and obligations of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918;

“Party Meeting” means an Annual, Special, Extraordinary, or General Meeting of the

Members.

“Party Secretary” means any person appointed to perform the duties of Party Secretary;

“Rules” means the provisions of this Constitution;

“Seal” means the common seal of the Party;

“Special Resolution” means a Resolution carried by not less than 75% of the Members

entitled to vote on the Resolution in accordance with this Constitution;

“State” means a State of the Commonwealth of Australia and includes the Northern Territory

and Australian Capital Territory;

“Register of Members” means the register of Members required pursuant to section 169 of the

Act; and

“Territory” means the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

2. Interpretation

2.1 The headings have been inserted for convenience only and do not form part of this

Constitution or affect its interpretation.

2.2 A reference in this Constitution to the Act or any other statute or any provision or

section thereof shall be read (unless otherwise provided in this Constitution) as though

the words ‘including any statutory amendment or modification thereof and any statutory

provision substituted thereof, re-enactment or replacement thereof and all rules,

clauses, by-laws and instruments or other documents made pursuant thereto’ be

added to that reference.

2.3 Words importing the singular include the plural number and vice versa and words

importing any gender include the other genders.

2.4 Expressions indicating natural persons also refer to bodies corporate trusts and

unincorporated associations and vice versa, as the context requires.

2.5 Reference to a clause or part of a clause is a reference to a clause or part of a clause

of this Constitution.

2.6 Terms such as ‘herein’, ‘hereby’, ‘hereunder; and ‘hereof’ refer to this Constitution as a

whole and not to the clause or part of a clause in which those terms appear.

2.7 References to any Constitution or other instrument are to that Constitution or other

instrument as it may from time to time be amended or extended in accordance with its

terms.

2.8 All monetary amounts are expressed in Australian Dollars.

2.9 The Constitution is subject to the Act and where there is any inconsistency between a

clause of this Constitution and the Act, the Act shall prevail to the extent of the

inconsistency.

2.10 Except so far as the contrary intention appears in this Constitution, an expression has,

in a provision of this Constitution that deals with a matter dealt with by a particular

provision of the Act, the same meaning as in that provision of the Act.

3. Adopting this Constitution

3.1 This Constitution for the governance of the Party is to become operative by virtue of

Section 136 (1)(a) of the Act.

3.2 This Constitution shall have effect as a contract between:

3.2.1 the Party and each Member, and

3.2.2 the Party and each Director and Party Secretary, and

3.2.3 a Member and each other Member,

under which each person agrees to observe and perform the Constitution as it applies

to that person.

3.3 The replaceable rules contained in the Act, to the extent permitted by the Act, shall not

apply to the Party.

3.4 Subject to the Act and notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution, no action shall

be taken to effect any change or remove any person from any office under any of the

following clauses of this Constitution within a period of five (5) years from the date of

adoption of this Constitution except by unanimous vote of all Members of the Party at

an Extraordinary General Meeting:

3.4.1 clause 5.1;

3.4.2 clause 6.4;

3.4.3 clause 7.1;

3.4.4 clause 11.1, and

3.4.5 clause 20.1.3

4. Legal Capacity

The Party has the legal capacity of an individual with all the consequential powers as conferred

by section 124 of the Act for the sole purpose of doing all such things as are necessary,

incidental or conducive to the attainment of the Party’s objectives from time to time as stated in

this Constitution.

5. Amending the Constitution

5.1 Subject to the Act this Constitution may only be amended, repealed or added to by

Special Resolution at a General Meeting of which not more than twenty-eight (28) days

and not less than seven (7) days written notice including notice of the proposed new

rule or amendment has been distributed to all Members, provided that:

5.1.1 no amendment shall contravene the Act or any other legislation; and

5.1.2 a Member shall not be bound by an amendment to the Constitution made after

the date on which that person became a Member if that amendment requires

the Member to take up additional financial liability or otherwise pay money to

the Party.

6. Financial Structure of Party

6.1 The liability of Members is limited. Each Member of the Party undertakes to contribute

to the assets of the Party in the event of its being wound up whilst he is a Member or

within one year after he ceases to be a Member for the payment of the debts and

liabilities of the Party contracted before he ceases to be a Member and of the costs

charges and expenses of winding up and for adjustment of the rights of the contributors

among themselves, such amount as may be required, not exceeding $10.

6.2 The Party:

6.2.1 The income, property, profits and financial surplus of the Party, whenever

derived, must be applied solely towards the promotions of the objectives of the

Party as set out in this Constitution.

6.2.2 The Party is a non-profit organisation and shall not carry on business for the

purpose of profit or gain to its individual Members and no portion of its income,

property, profits and financial surplus may be paid, distributed to or transferred,

directly, indirectly, by way of dividend, property, bonus or otherwise by way of

profit, to the Members, National Council, Directors or their relatives, except as

provided by this Constitution.

6.3 Nothing in this Constitution prevents:

6.3.1 the payment, in good faith, of reasonable and proper remuneration to any

officer or servant of the Party, or to any Member or Director of the Party for

goods supplied in the ordinary and usual way of business;

6.3.2 the payment of interest at a rate not exceeding interest at a rate for the time

being charged by the Party’s bankers for overdrawn accounts on money

borrowed from a Member; or

6.3.3 reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let by any Member to the

Party.

6.4 Subject to the Act the Party may only be dissolved by a Special Resolution at a

General Meeting of which not more than twenty-eight (28) days and not less than

seven (7) days written notice has been distributed to all Members. Dissolution is

effective within thirty (30) days of the Special Resolution.

6.5 Where property remains after the winding-up or dissolution of the Party and satisfaction

of its debts and liabilities, it may not be paid to nor distributed among the Members of

the Party but must be given to or transferred to another fund, authority or institution

having objectives similar to the objectives of the Party, and whose Constitution

prohibits the distribution of its or their income and property among its or their Members

to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Party under or by virtue of this

Constitution, which fund, authority or institution is to be determined by the Members of

the Party at or before the time of the dissolution.

7. Name and Objectives of the Party

7.1 The name of the Party is “The Wikileaks Party” which, subject to a Special Resolution

at a General Meeting and the Act, may be changed.

7.2. The objectives of the Party shall be:

7.2.1 to do all that is necessary to secure, develop and protect human rights and

freedoms;

7.2.2 to promote that truthful, accurate factual information and providing truthful,

accurate factual information are the foundations of life and democracy;

7.2.3 transparency of governmental action, policy and information;

7.2.4 transparency of corporations’ and non-government organisations’ actions,

information and policies;

7.2.5 ensuring that governments, corporations, entities, associations, trade unions

and the persons associated with such bodies such as politicians and corporate

executives are held accountable for their policies and actions;

7.2.6 recognition of the importance of and need for equality between the

generations;

7.2.7 support and seek the right to self determination for the Torres Strait Islander

Peoples and the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia;

7.2.8 seeking the election to Local Governments, State, Territory and Federal

Parliaments of Members committed to the objectives of the Party;

7.2.9 to be an eligible political party within the meaning of the applicable

Commonwealth and State legislation for the purposes of nominating or

endorsing a candidate for election to the Australian Federal or State

Parliaments so as to advance the objectives of the Party;

7.2.10 to select, nominate and promote candidates for election to Local Government,

State, Territory and Federal Parliaments and/or appoint to other political or

public office such persons who support and promote, and for the sole purpose

of supporting and promoting all the Party’s objectives;

7.2.11 to raise funds for the Party through fundraising, trading or any other means

subject to the applicable State, Territory or Federal Electoral Act, and

7.2.12 to do all such other things as may be considered desirable for the lawful and

proper attainment of these objectives.

7.3 With the exception of clauses 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.2.11 and 7.2.12, the objectives of

the Party may be amended, repealed or added to from time to time by the National

Council at a National Council meeting provided that a Quorum is present.

8. Powers of Party

8.1 For the purpose of carrying out its objectives as stated from time to time in this

Constitution the Party has the power to do all such things as are necessary, incidental

or conducive to the attainment of those objectives and for that purpose and not

otherwise (subject to this Constitution, a Special Resolution of the Members or the

Act), the Party may under the management and control of the National Council,

exercise all of the powers set out in the Act or any other legislation as being invested in

or exercisable by a public company limited by guarantee.

8.2 Including but not limited to the following the Party has the power:

8.2.1 to deal with other bodies and as such to:

8.2.1.1 subscribe to, become a Member of and co-operate with or

amalgamate with any other company, club, association or

organisation, whether incorporated or not, whose objectives are

altogether or in part similar to those of the Party;

8.2.1.2 purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake all or any part of the

property, assets, liabilities and engagements of any one or more of the

companies, clubs, associations or organisations with which the Party is

authorised to amalgamate; and

8.2.1.3 transfer all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and

engagements of the Party to any one or more of the companies, clubs,

associations or organisations with which the Party is authorised to

amalgamate, but the Party may only subscribe to and support with its

funds or amalgamate with any company, club, association or

organisation which prohibits the distribution of its income and property

amongst its Members to an extent at least as great as that imposed on

the Party under or by virtue of this Constitution.

8.2.2 to co-ordinate, initiate and undertake efforts for the raising of funds for its

objectives, including without limitation to take such steps by personal or written

appeals, public meetings or otherwise, as may from time to time be deemed

expedient for the purpose of procuring contributions to the Party by way of

donations, sponsorships, annual subscriptions, levies or otherwise;

8.2.3 in furtherance of the objectives of the Party to buy, sell and deal in all kinds of

commodities and provisions, both liquid and solid, for or to the Members or

persons entering, visiting or using the Party ’s premises;

8.2.4 to fairly impose and collect Membership fees and affiliation fees from Members

and fees from Members and other persons for use of the Party ’s premises,

property and assets and for entering or visiting the Party ’s premises;

8.2.5 to appoint such staff, paid administrators and professional advisers as may be

appropriate from time to time;

8.2.6 to appoint, employ, remove or suspend such managers, clerks, secretaries,

servants, workmen and other person as may be necessary or convenient for

the purposes of the Party;

8.2.7 to remunerate any person or body corporate for services rendered or to be

rendered, and whether by way of brokerage or otherwise in placing or assisting

to place or guaranteeing the placing of any unsecured notes, debentures or

other securities of the Party or promotion of the Party or in furtherance of its

objectives;

8.2.8 to promote and hold either alone or together with any other entity, club,

association or organisation meetings and displays and, without limitation, take

any action considered necessary to further the objectives and be in the

interests of the Party;

8.2.9 to make regulations and by-laws for the better carrying out of its objectives and

to equitably enforce such regulations and by-laws;

8.2.10 to suspend, terminate, disqualify or otherwise cause to be dealt with any

Member who has committed a breach of the Constitution of the Party, or of any

of its rules and by-laws or has acted in a manner considered to be unfair,

unbecoming or contrary to the interests ideals or objectives of the Party;

8.2.11 to form Sub-Committees or organisational sections or units to assist in the

execution of its objectives;

8.2.12 to purchase, take on lease, or in exchange, hire and otherwise acquire any

land, buildings, easements or property, real and personal, and any rights or

privileges which may be requisite for the purpose of, or capable of being

conveniently used in connection with, any of the objectives of the Party;

8.2.13 where the Party takes or holds any property subject to a trust, to only deal with

it in such manner as is allowed by law having regard to the trust;

8.2.14 to enter into any arrangements with any government or authority that may be

incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives and any rights,

privileges and concessions which the Party may think it desirable to obtain,

and to carry out, exercise and comply with any such arrangements, rights,

privileges and concessions;

8.2.15 to construct, improve, maintain, develop, work, manage, carry out, alter or

control any houses, buildings, grounds, works or conveniences which may

advance the Party’s interests and to contribute to subsidise or otherwise assist

and take part in the construction, improvement, maintenance, development,

working, management, carrying out, alteration or control of them;

8.2.16 to invest and deal with the money of the Party not immediately required in such

manner as the Party thinks fit;

8.2.17 to take or otherwise acquire and hold guarantee, debentures or other securities

of any company or body corporate;

8.2.18 to lend and advance money or give credit to any person or body corporate, to

guarantee and give guarantees or indemnities for the payment of money or the

performance of contracts or obligations by any person or body corporate and

otherwise to assist any person or body corporate in furtherance of the

objectives of the Party;

8.2.19 to borrow or raise money either alone or jointly with any other person or legal

entity in such manner as the Party thinks fit and to secure in any way the same

or the repayment or performance of any debt, liability, contract, guarantee or

other engagement incurred or to be entered into by the Party and in particular

by the issue of debenture perpetual or otherwise charged upon all or any of the

Party ’s property (both present and future), and to purchase, redeem and pay

off such securities;

8.2.20 to make, draw, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue promissory

notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading and other negotiable or transferable

instruments;

8.2.21 to sell, improve, manage, develop, exchange, lease, dispose of, turn to

account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights of the

Party in furtherance of the objectives of the Party;

8.2.22 to take or hold mortgages, lien or charges, and to secure payment of the

purchase price, or any unpaid balance of the purchase price of any kind of the

Party ’s property of whatever kind sold by the Party or any money due to the

Party from purchasers and others;

8.2.23 to take any gift of property whether subject to any special trust or not, for any

one or more of the objectives of the Party;

8.2.24 to insure against all risks, liabilities and eventualities as may seem advisable

and to apply the proceeds of any claim under any insurance in such manner

and for such purpose or purposes as may be thought fit;

8.2.25 to print and publish, or to endorse the printing and publishing of, any articles,

releases, newspapers, periodicals, books or leaflets that the Party may think

desirable for the promotion of its objectives, and

8.2.26 to do all such things as are incidental and conducive to the attainment of the

objectives and the exercise of the powers of the Party.

9. National Council-Directors-Office Bearers

9.1 The first National Council of the Party shall be comprised of such persons as hold the

office of Director at the date immediately following incorporation. The first National

Council shall be the first Directors of the company and shall hold office until the first

Annual General Meeting after the next Federal election succeeding the 2013 Federal

election, at which time a vote to elect the National Council by Party Members shall take

place. Directorship of the National Council prior to the aforementioned meeting will be

by unanimous invitation of the sitting National Council Directors.

9.2 Subject to clause 9.1, after the next Federal election succeeding the 2013 Federal

election the National Council shall be elected wholly by Party Members in accordance

with this Constitution at an Annual General Meeting.

9.3 Subject to clause 9.1, the National Council will initially comprise five (5) Directors.

Unless and until otherwise determined by a Special Resolution of the Members at an

Annual General Meeting, the Council shall consist of not more than thirteen (13) and

not less than five (5) Directors. In addition to the thirteen (13) National Council

Directors, up to two (2) persons filling the unelected positions of Chief Executive Officer

and Chief Financial Officer may be invited by the President to attend National Council

Meetings but will not be entitled to vote at such National Council Meetings. A person

shall not be qualified to be appointed or elected as a National Council Director unless

that person is a Member of the Party.

9.4 A Director of the National Council will attend all meetings of the Party and National

Council.

9.5 The Members in a Party Meeting may by resolution increase or reduce the number of

Directors in the National Council but the number may not be reduced below five (5).

9.6 Subject to clause 9.1, the term of office of Directors and Office Bearers of the National

Council shall be one (1) year.

9.7 Subject to clause 9.1, at each Annual General Meeting the National Council Directors

and Office Bearers shall retire from the National Council but shall be eligible for

reappointment.

9.8 Upon ceasing to be a National Council Director a person shall automatically cease to

hold any position as an Office Bearer of the Party.

9.9 The Office Bearers of the Party shall be the President (also referred to as “Chairman”),

Deputy President (also referred to as “Deputy Chairman”), Party Secretary and

Treasurer (“the Office Bearers”).

9.10 The Office Bearers of the Party shall consist of Directors of the National Council

nominated and elected by sitting Directors of the National Council at a National Council

meeting. The National Council may vest in the Office Bearers those powers, duties and

authorities as it from time to time determines. Vacancies unfilled or arising in the Office

Bearers may be filled by the National Council appointing other Directors to those

vacant positions for the unexpired remainder of the term. The National Council may at

any time in its absolute discretion by majority vote remove and replace those persons

acting as Office Bearers from their Office Bearer position.

9.11 The President, Deputy President, Party Secretary and Treasurer elected in accordance

with this Constitution will hold such office until such time as they retire, resign, or are

otherwise replaced by the National Council or the Members at a Party Meeting.

9.12 No Director or Office Bearer will receive any remuneration for his or her services as a

Director or Office Bearer.

9.13 No Director will be entitled to appoint an alternate Director.

9.14 The National Council shall from time to time appoint an official Party Agent, Deputy

Party Agent and/or such other Officer as may from time to time be required so as to

comply with statutory or regulatory provisions applying to political parties in Australia.

10. National Council Election Procedures

10.1 Subject to clause 9.1, at least three (3) months prior to the Annual General Meeting,

the Council must appoint a Returning Officer for the upcoming National Council

elections. The Returning Officer must be approved by the National Council and shall

not be a Party Member or employee.

10.2 If at any time the appointed Returning Officer becomes unable or unwilling to act, then

the National Council must appoint a replacement as soon as possible.

10.3 The Council must supply the Returning Officer with a copy of this Constitution and

comply with all reasonable directions given by the Returning Officer in connection with

the preparation for or conduct of elections in accordance with this Constitution and the

Act.

10.4 The Returning Officer is not liable in connection with anything done concerning

elections or the preparation for elections, except to the extent that the Returning Officer

has not acted in good faith or been grossly negligent.

10.5 As soon as possible after the end of August, the Party Secretary must bring the

register of Members up-to-date as at 31 August, including noting Members who as at

that date have not paid their requisite Membership fees, and give the Returning Officer

access to that register.

10.6 At least three (3) months prior to the Annual General Meeting, the Returning Officer

must supervise the distribution by the Party to all Members of a nomination request

form in connection with the upcoming elections.

10.7 Subject to this Constitution, the nomination request form must be in the form

determined by the Returning Officer, and call for nominations for the upcoming

elections. In addition, it must provide information as to how the elections are to be

conducted and how nominations may be made.

10.8 The nomination request form must call for nominations for the positions of National

Council Director. Only Party Members may be nominated for the position of National

Council Director.

10.9 The nomination request form must invite candidates to provide any notes relevant to

their candidature which they wish to have circulated to Members. The notes must not

exceed one hundred (100) words.

10.10 The Returning Officer must set a closing date and time for nominations. This date must

be at least two (2) weeks after the date of posting the nomination request form to

Members, and this date must be clearly stated on the nomination request form.

10.11 Nomination request forms may be sent and nominations may be made via the Internet.

The Returning Officer may stipulate procedures and conditions as to the manner in

which the Internet shall be utilised and may in its absolute discretion disqualify

nominations received which it considers do not comply with the procedures and

conditions.

10.12 Nominations must be made using the nomination request form, must be in writing and,

unless delivered by email, signed by the candidate and by the nominator. A candidate

may not nominate him/herself.

10.13 Nominators must deliver their nomination request forms to the Returning Officer within

the nomination period and by post, email, facsimile or hand delivery, to the address

stipulated in the nomination request form.

10.14 Only nomination forms actually received by the Returning Officer on or before the

closing date are valid. Nomination forms that do not reach the Returning Officer in time,

whether due to postal delays or any other reason, are invalid.

10.15 The Party and the Returning Officer must use reasonable endeavours to keep the facts

and details of nominations confidential until the end of the nomination period.

10.16 The Returning Officer must use best endeavours to notify the candidate and nominator

named in any defective nomination form. The Returning Officer may use such means

as the Returning Officer thinks fit to conduct this notification.

10.17 If there are not a sufficient number of candidates nominated, the National Council will

nominate candidates to fill the remaining vacancy or vacancies with Party Members.

10.18 As soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, the Returning Officer must

also determine whether there are valid nominations for all the National Council

positions required to be filled. In the event there are not sufficient number of

nominations to fill the vacancies, then the Returning Officer must advise the Chairman

and Party Secretary in writing of the names of the candidates for whom nominations

have been received as National Council Director-elect. Prior to the Annual General

Meeting the National Council must nominate Party Members to fill the vacancies

created by insufficient candidates nominating. At the Annual General Meeting, the

Returning Officer must confirm those circumstances, and then the Chairman of the

Annual General Meeting must declare those candidates who were nominated, together

with those nominated by the National Council, as elected to the National Council

(provided always that persons who are not Party Members may not occupy those

positions).

10.19 Only Members who have paid their requisite Membership fees by 31 August (and are

noted as having paid the fees in the register of Members which is provided to the

Returning Officer), are eligible to vote in the election(s).

10.20 The Returning Officer must supervise the preparation and distribution of ballot papers

by the Party to the Members who are eligible to vote in the elections; and set a voting

period that remains open for at least two (2) weeks after the date of posting of ballot

papers to Members and that ends at least two (2) Business Days before the Annual

General Meeting.

10.21 In the event that there are more than the required number of candidates duly

nominated for the vacant National Council Directorship positions then a postal ballot

must be conducted.

10.22 The Ballot Papers must state that elections are to be held to fill vacancies of National

Council Director positions which have become available in accordance with the

Constitution. They must also specify the number of National Council Director positions

which are required to be filled and include such other information as the Returning

Officer thinks necessary to conduct as efficient elections as possible.

10.23 The Returning Officer may adopt any reasonable procedure necessary to enable

matching of Members to ballot papers, including requiring naming or signing of

envelopes under this Constitution.

10.24 The order in which the names of candidates appear on the ballot paper must be

decided by lot or lots drawn by the Returning Officer in the presence of at least two (2)

National Council Directors. No rank or distinguishing feature is to appear in respect of

the candidates on the ballot paper.

10.25 The ballot papers must be posted out to all Members, along with the details provided

by each candidate with their nomination, at least two (2) weeks and two (2) Business

Days before the Annual General Meeting. Those details must be presented in a

common format in the same order as the names of the candidates appear on the ballot

paper, together with a return addressed envelope in which to post a completed ballot

paper or ballot papers back to the Returning Officer. That envelope may be postage

pre-paid an envelope in which the ballot papers can be sealed. Members must be

instructed to print their name or sign (or both) on the outside of the envelope in which

they seal a ballot paper; and clear how to vote instructions.

10.26 A ballot may be conducted by distributing instructions and ballot papers via the Internet

and votes may be cast using the Internet. The Returning Officer may stipulate

procedures and conditions as to the manner in which the Internet shall be utilised and

may in its absolute discretion disqualify votes cast which the Returning Officer

considers do not comply with those procedures and conditions.

10.27 Members must mark the ballot paper by recording their preferences for the candidates

with an “X” in the box next to the name of the candidate. A Member may vote for all or

less than the number of candidates to be elected.

10.28 The election of such number of National Council Directors (taking into account the

number of National Council Directors required to retire under this Constitution) as is

required to result in the total number of National Council Directors being not more than

the number fixed by this Constitution shall be made in descending order by reference

to the candidates with the greatest number of votes.

10.29 Only valid ballot papers received in the post or by delivery at the nominated address

(or, where the Internet is being used, received at the Internet address specified by the

Returning Officer) by the close of the voting period specified on the ballot paper, count.

An election is not invalidated because particular ballot papers are not received in time.

However, the Returning Officer in his or her absolute discretion may by notice in writing

to the Party Secretary extend the voting period for up to two days prior to the

commencement of the Annual General Meeting in any case where the ballot might

otherwise be frustrated or made less effective because of external circumstances.

10.30 The Returning Officer in his or her discretion may accept any ballot paper even though

the way in which it has been completed or returned is not strictly in accordance with

requirements, if in the opinion of the Returning Officer the voting intentions of the

Member and the genuineness of the ballot paper are clear on a balance of

probabilities.

10.31 On receipt of completed ballot papers, the Returning Officer, or such person as the

Returning Officer authorises, must immediately lock them in a sealed box provided for

that purpose.

10.32 Each candidate may, if they wish, by notice in writing to the Returning Officer at least

one (1) week prior to the close of the voting period, be present and observe the ballot

count or appoint one scrutineer to observe the ballot count on their behalf.

10.33 Within a reasonable time after the end of the voting period, the Returning Officer must

unlock the ballot box and immediately proceed with the count of the ballot. The

Returning Officer may co-opt such assistance (at the expense of the Party) as the

Returning Officer reasonably requires in order to count the ballot and may adjourn

counting from time to time to such times and places as the Returning Officer

reasonably determines.

10.34 If there is an equality of votes in the Council Member elections, then the candidates

concerned may decide the issue between themselves in such manner as they mutually

decide not less than one (1) day before the Annual General Meeting, or failing such

decision being notified to the Returning Officer in that time then the successful

candidate must be decided by vote of hands by the Members attending the Annual

General Meeting.

10.35 The Returning Officer must report the result of the ballot or ballots in writing to the

Chairman of the Annual General Meeting who must declare the successful candidates

elected at the Annual General Meeting.

10.36 The Returning Officer must provide the Chairman of the Annual General Meeting with a

written report as to the conduct and results of the ballot or ballots, reporting whether or

not the ballot or ballots have been duly conducted in accordance with the requirements

of this Constitution and if not, providing details of any non-compliance, and reporting on

any other matters that the Returning Officer wishes to bring to the attention of the

Party.

10.37 If so required by motion of a Member at the Annual General Meeting, the Chairman

must read that report to the meeting. The Chairman must then hand that report to the

immediate past Party Secretary who must produce the report at the first meeting of the

new National Council. During the period of two (2) months after the Annual General

Meeting, the report may be inspected and/or copied by or on behalf of any candidate,

at the office of the immediate past Party Secretary.

10.38 Ballot papers must be retained under the control of the Returning Officer for twelve (12)

months after the Annual General Meeting during which time they may be inspected by

or on behalf of any candidate. Immediately after that period, the Returning Officer must

supervise the destruction of the ballot papers.

11. Directors Removal, Retirement and Vacancies

11.1 Subject to the Act, the Members in a Party Meeting convened on at least thirty (30)

days notice may by ordinary Resolution remove any Director and appoint another

Member in place of that Director. The person so appointed shall hold office until the

following Annual General Meeting. Before a vote of Members is taken about removing

the Director from office, the Director must be given a full and fair opportunity to show

cause why he or she should not be removed from office. A Director has no right of

appeal against the Members removal from office under this rule.

11.2 The office of a Director of the National Council shall become vacant if the Director:

11.2.1 ceases to be a Director of the National Council by virtue of the Act;

11.2.2 becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition with their

creditors generally;

11.2.3 becomes prohibited or disqualified from being a Director of a company under

the Act or by any order made under the Act ;

11.2.4 becomes of unsound mind or a person whose person or estate is liable to be

dealt with in any way under the law relating to mental health;

11.2.5 resigns from office by notice in writing to the Party Secretary;

11.2.6 is not present at three (3) consecutive meetings of Directors without special

leave of absence from the Directors or reasonable excuse. In that event the

Directors may declare his or her seat to be vacant and call a Party Meeting to

allow the Members to decide on whether he or she should be removed from

office;

11.2.7 holds any office of profit under the Party;

11.2.8 is directly or indirectly interested in any contract or proposed contract with the

Party and fails to declare the nature of his interest in the manner required by

this Constitution and the Act.

11.3 A Director of the National Council may resign from the National Council by giving

written notice of resignation to the Party Secretary. The resignation takes effect at the

time the notice is received by the Party Secretary or if a later time is stated in the

notice, the later time.

11.4 If a Director vacancy happens on the National Council, the continuing Directors of the

National Council may not appoint another person to fill the vacancy until the next

Annual General Meeting.

11.5 The continuing Directors of the National Council may act despite a casual vacancy on

the National Council.

11.6 If due to any vacancy in the National Council, the number of Directors falls below the

minimum number of Directors required, as prescribed by this Constitution, then the

remaining Directors may continue to act for the sole purpose calling a General Meeting

of the Members as soon as possible, complying with the National Council election

procedures in this Constitution to have candidates nominated and elected to the vacant

positions.

12. National Council Role, Power and Entitlements

12.1 Subject to this Constitution, any resolution of the Members at a Party Meeting and the

Act, the National Council has the control and management of the administration,

affairs, business, property and funds of the Party.

12.2 The National Council may exercise all the powers of the Party except any powers that

the Act or this Constitution requires the Party to exercise in a Party meeting.

12.3 A rule made or resolution passed by the Members in a Party Meeting does not

invalidate any prior act of the National Council which would have been valid if that rule

or resolution had not been made or passed.

12.4 All cheques, promissory notes, bankers drafts, bills of exchange and other negotiable

instruments, and all receipts for money paid to the Party, shall be signed, drawn,

accepted, endorsed or otherwise executed, as the case may be, in such manner and

by such persons as the National Council determine.

12.5 The National Council may engage all such officers and employees as it may consider

necessary and regulate their duties and fix their salaries.

12.6 The powers of the Party and the National Council are ancillary to and exercisable only

to pursue the objectives of the Party herein.

12.7 The National Council may delegate any of its powers to any person or Sub-Committee

appointed by the National Council. Any such person or Sub-Committee must exercise

the powers delegated to it in accordance with any directions of the National Council.

12.8 The President will (unless the President declines to act) be the Chair of all meetings of

which he or she is in attendance.

12.9 The National Council will cause to be maintained all books of minutes, books of

account and other records as may be required by the Act or as determined by the

National Council from time to time. The National Council will ensure that all documents

that are required to be made available for inspection in accordance with the Act, will be

so available.

12.10 Branches of the Party may be established in any State or Territory of Australia by

Resolution of the National Council and the National Council may determine all matters

relating to any such branch office including but not limited to its location and structure.

12.11 No information relating to the Party will be kept private, secret or confidential unless

required by law or requested by individual Members and employees in respect to their

individual information.

12.12 The National Council has authority to interpret the meaning of these rules and any

matter relating to the Party on which the rules are silent, but any interpretation must

have regard to the law.

13. Declaring Conflicts of Interest

13.1 A Director who holds any office or possesses any property by which, whether directly

or indirectly, duties or interests might be created in conflict with his or her duties or

interests as Director must by written notice to the Party Secretary declare the fact and

the nature, character and extent of the conflict:

13.1.1 at the National Council’s meeting at which the proposed contract or

arrangement is first discussed; or

13.1.2 if the interest arises later, at the first National Council’s meeting after he or she

becomes aware of the interest.

13.2 If a Director gains a personal interest in a contract or arrangement which the Party has

already entered into, he or she must declare that interest at the first National Council

meeting after he or she becomes aware of that interest.

13.3 If, because a Director is a Member of a partnership, or a director or Member of another

entity, or is in a position to control another entity, he or she will be personally interested

in any of the Party's contracts or arrangements with that partnership, company or

entity, he or she may give the other National Council a written notice declaring his or

her relationship to that partnership, Party or entity and his or her consequent interest in

all contracts or arrangements with it. The notice is a sufficient declaration of interest in

relation to any future contracts or arrangements with that partnership, company or

entity.

13.4 If all the other National Council Directors are aware that a Director is a member of a

partnership, or a director or member of another company, or is in a position to control

another entity, that fact has the same effect as if the Director had given the other

National Council written notice under the previous clause at the time all of them as a

group first became aware of it.

13.5 A Director who has a direct or indirect interest in a contract or proposed contract with

the Party (other than as a Member) in a matter that is being considered at a meeting of

the National Council:

13.5.1 must not be counted in a Quorum;

13.5.2 must not vote on the matter; and

13.5.3 must not be present while the matter is being considered at the meeting.

14. Sub-Committee

14.1 The National Council may appoint a Sub-Committee of National Council consisting of

Members of the Party ("the Sub-Committee"), and delegate any of their powers to it.

The National Council may impose any limitations they choose on the Sub-Committee.

The Sub-Committee must observe those limitations. The Sub-Committee may appoint

consultants to assist in its deliberations.

14.2 The Sub-Committee must exercise the powers delegated to it in accordance with any

directions of National Council. The exercise of the power by the Sub-Committee is as

effective as if the National Council had exercised it.

14.3 The delegation must be noted in the Party’s minuted book or Party Secretary file.

14.4 A Member of the Sub-Committee who is not a Director of the National Council is not

entitled to vote at a National Council meeting.

14.5 A Sub-Committee may elect a Chairperson of its meetings. If a Chairperson is not

elected, or if the Chairperson is not present within ten (10) minutes after the time fixed

for a meeting, the Members present may choose one (1) of their number to be

Chairperson of the meeting.

14.6 A Sub-Committee may meet and adjourn as it considers appropriate.

14.7 A question arising at a Sub-Committee meeting is to be decided by a majority vote of

the Members present at the meeting and, if the votes are equal, the question is

decided in the negative.

15. Chief Executive Officer

15.1 The National Council may appoint a person to be the Chief Executive Officer on the

terms and tenure they consider appropriate. The National Council may delegate to the

Chief Executive Officer any of the powers they can exercise. They may also impose

any limitations on the exercise of those powers, and may withdraw or alter the powers

they have conferred at any time at their sole discretion.

15.2 Where the National Council appoint a Chief Executive Officer pursuant to this clause,

the Chief Executive Officer shall, subject to the terms of any Constitution entered into

in any particular case receive such remuneration (whether by way of salary,

commission, or partly in one way and partly in another) as the National Council may

determine.

15.3 A Chief Executive Officer's appointment immediately terminates upon the occurrence

of any of the following events:

15.3.1 he or she resigns; or

15.3.2 the National Council end the appointment by written notice, provided that they

comply with any Constitution relating to the ending of the appointment; or

15.3.3 the period of the appointment expires.

16. Treasurer

16.1 The Treasurer of the Party must—

16.1.1 collect and receive all moneys due to the Party and make all payments

authorised by the Party; and

16.1.2 keep correct accounts and books showing the financial affairs of the Party with

full details of all receipts and expenditure connected with the activities of the

Party;

16.1.3 ensure that the annual financial statements are forwarded to the National

Council;

16.1.4 ensure that annual financial statements in compliance with relevant accounting

standards and the law and shall be prepared following the end of the Party’s

financial year;

16.1.5 ensure all cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, promissory notes and other

negotiable instruments are signed by two (2) authorised Directors who are

nominated as authorised signatories by the National Council;

16.1.6 ensure that any payment in excess of $1000 is authorised in advance by the

National Council;

16.1.7 ensure that financial budgets and statements are prepared and shall submit a

report on the finances to each National Council meeting;

16.1.8 ensure that the annual financial statements are audited before presentation to

the Annual General Meeting by an independent Auditor who shall be appointed

by the National Council.

17. Party Secretary

17.1 The Party Secretary’s functions include but are not limited to ensuring that:

17.1.1 notice of meetings is given in accordance with the provisions of this

Constitution and the law. Further calling meetings of the Party, National

Council and Sub-Committee’s including preparing notices of a meeting and of

the business to be conducted at the meetings;

17.1.2 records of the Party are kept including the Constitution and policies, records of

Members, a register of minutes of meeting and of notices, a file of

correspondence, and records of submissions or reports made by or on behalf

of the Party;

17.1.3 full and accurate minutes of all questions, matters, Resolutions and other

proceedings of all National Council, Sub-Committee, Annual General, General

and any other Party meetings;

17.1.4 the minutes of each meeting are available for inspection at all reasonable

times by any Member who applies to the Party Secretary for the inspection;

17.1.5 the minutes of each National Council, Sub-Committee, Annual General,

General and any other Party meetings are signed by the Chairperson of the

meeting, or the Chairperson of the next meeting pursuant to a resolution of the

meeting that adopted the minutes as a true and correct record of the

proceedings, verifying their accuracy;

17.1.6 copies are kept of all correspondence and other documents relating to the

Party.

18. Meetings of National Council

18.1 The National Council will meet at such times and places as may be determined from

time to time by it, but must meet at least four times in every financial year.

18.2 A Director may at any time request the Party Secretary call a Meeting of the National

Council. If the Party Secretary receives a written request signed by a Director the Party

Secretary must call a Meeting of the National Council by giving each Director of the

National Council notice of the meeting within fourteen (14) days after the Party

Secretary receives the request. If the Party Secretary is unable or unwilling to call the

meeting, the President must call the meeting.

18.3 A request for a Meeting of the National Council must state:

18.3.1 why the meeting is called; and

18.3.2 the business to be conducted at the meeting.

18.4 A notice of a National Council Meeting must state:

18.4.1 the day, time and place of the meeting; and

18.4.2 the business to be conducted at the meeting.

18.5 A Meeting of the National Council must be held within fourteen (14) days after notice of

the meeting is given to the Directors of the National Council.

18.6 Not less than fourteen (14) days notice must be given to every Director of the National

Council of any meeting specifying the time, place and general nature of the business of

such meeting, but where the President considers an emergency exists he or she may

take such steps as he or she considers necessary to notify Directors of the National

Council of the proposed meeting despite fourteen (14) days notice not having been

given.

18.7 A Director who is outside Australia is not required to be notified or attend unless he or

she gave the Party, in writing, contact details.

18.8 Subject to the Act and this Constitution the National Council may run its meetings in

any manner it sees fit.

18.9 Any question that arises at a meeting of National Council must be decided by a vote. A

decision reached by vote of the Members present is treated as the decision of all the

National Council.

18.10 No business may be conducted at a National Council meeting unless a Quorum is

present.

18.11 At National Council meeting, more than half (the closest whole number above that

fraction) of the Directors elected to the National Council as at the close of the last Party

Meeting of the Members form a Quorum. If there is no Quorum within thirty (30)

minutes after the time fixed for a National Council meeting called by the Directors of

the National Council the meeting lapses. If there is no Quorum within thirty (30)

minutes after the time fixed for a National Council meeting called other than on the

request of the Directors of the National Council—

18.11.1 the meeting is to be adjourned for at least one (1) day; and

18.11.2 the Directors who are present are to decide the day, time and place of the

adjourned meeting.

18.12 If, at an adjourned meeting there is no Quorum within thirty (30) minutes after the time

fixed for the meeting, the meeting lapses.

18.13 Resolutions and questions arising at a meeting of the National Council, or at a meeting

of any Sub-Committee appointed by the National Council, shall be determined on a

show of hands or, if a participant requests, by a poll taken in such manner as the

person presiding at that meeting may determine. Each Director present at a meeting of

the National Council, and Member present at a meeting of any Sub-Committee

appointed by the National Council (including the person presiding at the meeting), is

entitled to one (1) vote and, in the event of an equality of votes on any resolution or

question, the person presiding may exercise a second or casting vote. Resolutions and

questions will be determined by a majority vote.

18.14 The President of the National Council is the Chairman of all meetings of the National

Council.

18.15 The Chairman has a casting vote if necessary in addition to any vote he or she has as

a Director of the National Council.

18.16 At a meeting of the National Council if no President has been elected as provided in

this Constitution or the President is not present within thirty (30) minutes after the time

appointed for the holding of the meeting or is unable or unwilling to act the Deputy

President of the National Council is the Chair of the meeting, but in the event no

Deputy President has been elected as provided by this Constitution or the Deputy

President is not present within thirty (30) minutes after the time appointed for the

holding of the meeting or is unable or unwilling to act the Directors of the National

Council present must elect a Director present to Chair the meeting.

18.17 The National Council may hold a meeting in person, or by any means provided all

parties at the meeting may be heard by one another throughout the meeting whether

orally or in writing. If a meeting is not held in person, each of the following conditions

must be met:

18.17.1 each Director must have received notice that the meeting was to be held;

18.17.2 each present Director must announce at the beginning of the meeting that he

or she is present;

18.17.3 a Director who ceases to be present at the meeting without obtaining the

permission of the Chairperson before the meeting commences will not be

regarded as being present for the whole meeting;

18.17.4 the National Council must agree on a place where the meeting will be said to

have been held, and at least one (1) of the National Council must be at that

place throughout the meeting;and

18.17.5 if this clause is not observed, the meeting shall be invalid.

18.18 The National Council may pass a Resolution in writing without holding a meeting if the

following conditions are met:

18.18.1 the Resolution is set out in a document or documents indicating that a majority

of National Council are in favour of it; and

18.18.2 all National Council who are entitled to vote on the Resolution sign the

document or documents or identical copies of it or them.

18.19 The Resolution will be treated as having been passed at a meeting of National Council

held on the day and at the time that the last Director signs. Two (2) or more separate

documents containing statements in identical terms, each of which signed by one (1) or

more National Council Members shall be deemed to constitute one (1) document

containing a statement in those terms signed by the National Council.

18.20 The National Council must ensure that the minutes of the meeting record each of the

following:

18.20.1 the names of all National Council who are present;

18.20.2 the name of the Chairperson of the meeting;

18.20.3 details of the proceedings at the meeting and Resolutions passed at the

meeting;

18.20.4 any appointment of an officer; and

18.20.5 interests declared by any Director in accordance with this Constitution.

18.21 The minutes of a meeting of National Council must be signed by the Chairperson of the

meeting, either at that meeting or at the following meeting.

18.22 If the National Council appoints a Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer,

that person has the right to attend all meetings of the National Council, but will not

have the right to vote at any such meetings. The rights of the Chief Executive Officer

and Chief Financial Officer to speak at meetings of the Board will be determined from

time to time by the President provided that the President may not unreasonably

prevent the Directors from asking questions of the Chief Executive Officer or Chief

Financial Officer at any such meetings. In the event that the Chief Executive Officer or

the Chief Financial Officer has a material personal interest in any matter that is being

considered at a National Council meeting, then that person must not be present whilst

that matter is being considered at that meeting.

18.23 All acts performed or matters resolved by any National Council meeting or by any

person acting as a Director will be valid as if that person was validly appointed,

notwithstanding the subsequent discovery of some defect in the appointment of such

person.

19. First Annual General Meeting

19.1 A General Meeting, to be called the Annual General Meeting will be convened at least

once in every calendar year.

19.2 The First Annual General Meeting must be held within six (6) months after the end date

of the Party's first reportable financial year.

19.3 Each subsequent Annual General Meeting must be held at least once each year and

within six (6) months after the end date of the Party's reportable financial year.

20. Annual General Meetings

20.1 The following business must be conducted at each Annual General Meeting of the

Party:

20.1.1 receiving the Party's financial statements, and audit report, for the last

reportable financial year;

20.1.2 presenting the financial statements and audit report to the meeting for

adoption;

20.1.3 electing Members of the National Council; and

20.1.4 appointing an Auditor or an accountant for the present financial year and fixing

its remuneration.

20.2 The Annual General Meeting may conduct any other business of which notice has

been given in accordance with this Constitution or is required to be transacted by the

Act.

20.3 The Chairperson of the Annual General Meeting must allow a reasonable opportunity

for the Members as a whole at the meeting to ask questions about or make comments

on the management of the Party.

20.4 The Chairperson of an Annual General Meeting must allow a reasonable opportunity

for the Members as a whole at the meeting to ask the Auditor or that representative

questions relevant to the conduct of the audit and the preparation and content of the

Auditor’s report.

21. General Meetings of Members

21.1 The National Council may call a General Meeting whenever it sees fit and:

21.1.1 may convene an Extraordinary General Meeting at any time; and

21.1.2 must, on the request of 5% of the voting Members, or ten (10) Members

(whichever is the fewer) convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of

Members to be held in accordance with the provisions of the Act but, in any

case, not later than two (2) months after the receipt by the Party of the

request.

21.2 The request for an Extraordinary General Meeting must state the objectives of the

meeting, be signed by the Members requesting the meeting and deposited at the

registered office of the Party and may consist of several documents in like form each

signed by one or more the relevant Members.

21.3 Subject to the provisions of the Act as to short notice, at least twenty-one (21) days

notice of a General Meeting must be given in writing to those persons who are entitled

to receive notices from the Party.

21.4 Written notice of a meeting of the Party’s Members must be given to each Member

entitled to vote at the meeting, each Director of the National Council and the Party’s

Auditor.

21.5 The Party may give the notice of meeting to a Member:

21.5.1 personally;

21.5.2 by sending it by post to the address for the Member in the register of Members

or the alternative address (if any) nominated by the Member;

21.5.3 by sending it to the electronic address (if any) nominated by the Member;

21.5.4 by sending it by other electronic means (if any) nominated by the Member; or

21.5.5 by notifying the Member in accordance with the following:

21.5.5.1 In the event that the Member nominates:

21.5.5.1 (a) an electronic means (“designated notice means”) by

which the Member may be notified that notices of

meeting are available; and

21.5.5.1 (b) an electronic means (“designated access means”) the

Member may use to access notices of meeting;

21.5.5.1 (c) the Party may give the Member notice of the meeting

by notifying the Member (using the designated notice

means);

21.5.5.1 (d) that the notice of meeting is available; and

21.5.5.1 (e) how the Member may use the designated access

means to access the notice of meeting.

21.6 A notice of meeting sent by post is taken to be given five (5) days after it is posted.

21.7 Except as otherwise provided herein, a notice of meeting given to a Member is taken to

be given on the Business Day after it is sent.

21.8 A notice of meeting given to a Member is not effective if in the case of service by

electronic mail, the Party’s computer reports that delivery has failed or in either case

the addressee notifies the Party immediately that the notice was not fully received in a

legible form.

21.9 Subject to the Act and this Constitution where a specified number of days notice or

notice extending over any period is required to be given, the day of service is excluded,

and the day upon which the notice expires is included.

21.10 A notice of a General Meeting must:

21.10.1 set out the place, date and time for the meeting (and, if the meeting is to be

held in two (2) or more places, the technology that will be used);

21.10.2 state the general nature of the meeting’s business;

21.10.3 if a Special Resolution is to be proposed at the meeting, set out an intention to

propose the Special Resolution and state the resolution;

21.10.4 be worded and presented in a clear, concise and effective manner; and

21.10.5 contain a statement setting out the following information:

21.10.5.1 that the Member has a right to appoint a proxy; and

21.10.5.2 that the proxy need not be a Member of the Party.

21.11 Any General Meeting will be deemed not to be duly convened if the National Council or

the Members requesting the meeting fail to give notice of any General Meeting in

accordance with this Constitution.

21.12 When a meeting is adjourned for ten (10) days or more, notice of the adjourned

meeting must be given as in the case of an original meeting, except that it will not be

necessary to give any notice of adjournment or of the business to be transacted at an

adjourned meeting.

21.13 The President of the National Council, if present, presides as Chair at every General

Meeting. Where a General Meeting is held and there is no President of the National

Council or the President is not present within fifteen (15) minutes after the time

appointed for the holding of the meeting or is unwilling to act, the Deputy President of

the National Council if present presides as Chair of the meeting or, if the Deputy

President is not present within fifteen (15) minutes after the time appointed for the

holding of the meeting or is unwilling to act, the Members present may appoint any one

of their number to be Chair of the meeting.

21.14 No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a Quorum of Members

is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business.

21.15 A Quorum constitutes 10% in number of current Members or the closest number above

that percentage present in person or by duly appointed proxy, attorney or

representative provided that at least three (3) Directors of the National Council are in

attendance.

21.16 If a Quorum is not present within thirty (30) minutes after the specified time for the

meeting where the meeting was called by the Members or upon the requisition of

Members, the meeting is dissolved or in any other case, the meeting is adjourned to

the date, time and place the National Council specifies. If the National Council does not

specify one (1) or more of those things, the meeting is adjourned to - if the date is not

specified – the same day in the next week, if the time is not specified – the same time,

and if the place is not specified - the same place. If no Quorum is present at the

resumed meeting within thirty (30) minutes after the time for the meeting, the voting

Members present will constitute a Quorum.

21.17 The Chair may with the consent of any meeting at which a Quorum is present, and

must if so directed by the meeting, adjourn the meeting.

21.18 Only unfinished business is to be transacted at a meeting resumed after an

adjournment.

21.19 A Member is not entitled to vote at a General Meeting if the annual subscription of the

Member is more than two (2) months in arrears at the date of the meeting or the

postponed or adjourned meeting.

21.20 At any General Meeting of Members, each Member present has one (1) vote on a

show of hands and on a poll. The vote may be exercised in person or by proxy or

attorney.

21.21 A Resolution put to the vote at a meeting of the Party’s Members must be decided on a

show of hands unless a poll is demanded. On a show of hands, a declaration by the

Chair is conclusive evidence of the result. A poll may be demanded on any Resolution.

A demand for a poll may be withdrawn.

21.22 Unless otherwise required by this Constitution or the Act, all resolutions of the Party

are ordinary Resolutions which are resolutions passed by more than 50% of the votes

cast by Members entitled to vote on the resolutions.

21.23 At a meeting of the Party’s Members, a poll may be demanded by a Member entitled to

vote on the resolution or the Chair.

21.24 The poll may be demanded:

21.24.1 before a vote is taken;

21.24.2 before the voting results on a show of hands are declared; or

21.24.3 immediately after the voting results on a show of hands are declared.

21.25 A poll on the election of a Chair or on the question of an adjournment must be taken

immediately. A poll demanded on a matter other than the election of a Chair or the

question of an adjournment must be taken when and in the manner the Chair directs.

21.26 The demand for a poll does not prevent the continuance of a meeting for the

transaction of any business other than the question on which a poll has been

demanded.

21.27 The result of the poll is the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.

21.28 In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, the Chair

of the meeting has a casting vote in addition to any vote he or she may have in his or

her capacity as a Member or proxy. The Chair has a discretion both as to use of the

casting vote and as to the way in which it is used.

21.29 A challenge to a right to vote at a meeting of Members may only be made at the

meeting; and must be determined by the Chair, whose decision is final. A vote not

disallowed following the challenge is valid for all purposes.

21.30 This clause applies to resolutions which the Act, or this Constitution, requires or

permits to be passed at a General Meeting, except a resolution under section 329 of

the Act to remove an Auditor. The Party may pass a resolution without a General

Meeting being held if all the Members entitled to vote on the resolution sign a

document containing a statement that they are in favour of the resolution set out in the

document. Separate copies of a document may be used for signing by Members if the

wording of the resolution and statement is identical in each copy. The resolution is

passed when the last Member sign

22. Proxies

22.1 A Member who is entitled to vote at a Party Meeting may appoint any person as a

proxy to represent, and to vote for, the Member at a meeting. The proxy has the same

rights at the meeting as the Member would have had, except to the extent that the

document appointing the proxy limits them.

22.2 The document appointing a proxy must:

22.2.1 state the Members name and address;

22.2.2 state the Members name;

22.2.3 state the proxy name; and

22.2.4 be signed by the Member and his or her authorised proxy .

22.3 If a Member wants to direct how the Member's proxy is to vote on a particular

Resolution, the document appointing the proxy must be in the following form or as

close as the circumstances allow.

22.4 A proxy appointed to attend and vote for a Member has the same rights as the

Member:

22.4.1 to speak at the meeting;

22.4.2 to vote but only to the extent permitted by the appointment, and

22.4.3 to join in a demand for a poll.

22.5 Form of Proxy:

I/We,……………………………………………………………………

of ……………………………………………………………………….

being a *Member/*Members of the above named Party , hereby

appoint …………………………………………………………………

of ……………………………………………………………………….

in his/her absence ………………………………………………………….

of ……………………………………………………………………….

to vote for *me/*us on *my/*our behalf at the (Annual or Extraordinary, as the case may

be) General Meeting of the Party to be held on the day of ……………………. 20 , and at

any adjournment thereof.

this form is to be used *in favour of/against the Resolution.

Signed this

day of

20

.

*Strike out whichever is not desired

(Unless otherwise instructed, the proxy may vote as he or she thinks fit)

22.6 A document appointing a proxy (and any power of attorney under which it is signed, or

a certified copy of that power) must be received by the Party at least forty-eight (48)

hours before the time of the meeting, or, in the case of a poll, not less than twenty-four

(24) hours before the time appointed for the taking of the poll. If the document is not

received on time, the proxy cannot vote at the meeting.

22.7 A document appointing a proxy is deemed to be received when it is received at any of

the following:

22.7.1 the Party 's registered office; or

22.7.2 a fax number at the Party 's registered office; or

22.7.3 a place, fax number or electronic address specified for the purpose in the

notice of the meeting.

22.8 A vote made under a proxy is not made invalid by and of the following facts unless the

Party receives written notice of the fact before the commencement of the meeting:

22.8.1 the Member has died; or

22.8.2 the Member has become mentally unfit to vote; or

22.8.3 the proxy or power has been revoked.

23. Minutes

23.1 The National Council must ensure that the minutes of a General Meeting of Members

record the following:

23.1.1 the names of all National Council who are present;

23.1.2 the name of the Chairperson;

23.1.3 the names of all Members who are present;

23.1.4 details of the proceedings at the meeting and Resolutions passed at the

meetings, and

23.1.5 any appointment of an officeholder, Office Bearer or Parliamentary Candidate.

23.2 The minutes of a General Meeting must be signed by the Chairperson of the meeting,

either at that meeting or at the following meeting.

23.3 The Party Secretary must ensure full and accurate minutes of all questions, matters,

resolutions and other proceedings of each Annual, Special and General Meeting are

entered in a minute book.

23.4 To ensure the accuracy of the minutes:

23.4.1 the minutes of each General Meeting must be signed by the Chairperson of

the meeting, or the Chairperson of the next General Meeting, verifying their

accuracy; and

23.4.2 the minutes of each Annual General Meeting must be signed by the

Chairperson of the meeting, or the Chairperson of the next meeting of the

Party that is a General Meeting or Annual General Meeting, verifying their

accuracy.

23.5 If asked by a Member of the Party, the Party Secretary must, within twenty-eight (28)

days after the request is made:

23.5.1 make the minute book for a particular General Meeting available for inspection

by the Member at a mutually agreed time and place; and

23.5.2 give the Member copies of the minutes of the meeting.

23.6 The Party may require the Member to pay the reasonable costs of providing copies of

the minutes.

24. Members

24.1 The National Council may from time to time in its absolute discretion admit to Ordinary

Membership of the Party any person who is more than eighteen (18) years of age, an

Australian citizen, enrolled with the Electoral Commission Federal and State, and who

is not a member of another party and who agrees not to join another political party

whilst a member of The Wikileaks Party.

24.2 The National Council shall fix the entrance fee (if any) and the subscription payable by

an applicant for Ordinary and Life Membership. The National Council may not deal with

any application for Ordinary Membership unless the entrance fee and subscription

payable in respect of the application has been received by the Party.

24.3 Notwithstanding any provision of this Constitution, the National Council may in its

absolute discretion admit or reject any applicant for Ordinary Membership without the

necessity of assigning any reason therefore. If the applicant is not admitted to Ordinary

Membership in due course, all monies paid by him or her to the Party must be returned

forthwith in full.

24.4 The National Council may nominate for Life Membership any Member who, in the

opinion of the National Council, is regarded worthy of Life Membership by reason of

their outstanding and meritorious service to the Party.

24.5 A Life Member shall be admitted, on recommendation of the National Council, if that

recommendation is approved by 75% of Members present and entitled to vote at an

Annual General Meeting of the Party.

24.6 A Life Member is entitled for life, unless he or she ceases to be a Member (or any

reason), to all the privileges of Membership without the payment of any further

subscriptions.

25. Voting Rights of Members

25.1 The entitlement of Members to vote on a show of hands and on a poll is as follows:

25.1.1 Each Ordinary Member has the right to one vote;

25.1.2 Each Life Member has the right to one vote.

25.2 Additional classes of Members, if recommended by the National Council, may be

created from time to time by the Members in General Meeting.

25.3 The maximum number of Members is unlimited.

26. New Membership

An application for Membership must be in writing and in the form decided by the National

Council.

27. Membership fees

27.1 The Membership fee for each ordinary Membership and for each other class of

Membership (if any):

27.1.1 is the amount decided by the Members at a General Meeting; and

27.1.2 is payable when, and in the way, the National Council decides.

28. Admission and rejection of new Members

28.1 The National Council must consider an application for Membership at the next

committee meeting held after it receives:

28.1.1 the application for Membership; and

28.1.2 the appropriate Membership fee for the application.

28.2 The National Council must decide at the meeting whether to accept or reject the

application.

28.3 If a majority of the Members of the National Council present at the meeting vote to

accept the applicant as a Member, the applicant must be accepted as a Member for

the class of Membership applied for.

28.4 The Party Secretary must, as soon as practicable after the National Council decides to

accept or reject an application, give the applicant a written notice of the decision.

29. When Membership Ends

29.1 A Member may resign from the Party by giving a written notice of resignation to the

Party Secretary.

29.2 The resignation takes effect at:

29.2.1 the time the notice is received by the Party Secretary; or

29.2.2 if a later time is stated in the notice—the later time.

29.3 The National Council may terminate a Member’s Membership if the Member—

29.3.1 does not comply with any of the provisions of these rules; or

29.3.2 has Membership fees in arrears for at least two (2) months; or

29.3.3 conducts himself or herself in a way considered to be injurious or prejudicial to

the character, reputation or interests of the Party.

29.4 Before the National Council terminates a Member’s Membership, the National Council

must give the Member a full and fair opportunity to show why the Membership should

not be terminated.

29.5 If, after considering all representations made by the Member, the National Council

decides to terminate the Membership, the Party Secretary must give the Member a

written notice of the decision.

30. Appeal against rejection or termination of Membership

30.1 A person whose application for Membership has been rejected, or whose Membership

has been terminated, may give the Party Secretary written notice of the person’s

intention to appeal against the decision.

30.2 A notice of intention to appeal must be given to the Party Secretary within one (1)

month after the person receives written notice of the decision.

30.3 If the Party Secretary receives a notice of intention to appeal, the Party Secretary

must, within one (1) month after receiving the notice, call a General Meeting to decide

the appeal.

31. General Meeting to decide Appeal

31.1 The General Meeting to decide an appeal must be held within three (3) months after

the Party Secretary receives the notice of intention to appeal.

31.2 At the meeting, the applicant must be given a full and fair opportunity to show why the

application should not be rejected or the Membership should not be terminated.

31.3 Also, the National Council or the Members of the committee who rejected the

application or terminated the Membership must be given a full and fair opportunity to

show why the application should be rejected or the Membership should be terminated.

31.4 An appeal must be decided by a vote of 75% of the Members present and eligible to

vote at the meeting.

31.5 If a person whose application for Membership has been rejected does not appeal

against the decision within one (1) month after receiving written notice of the decision,

or the person appeals but the appeal is unsuccessful, the Party Secretary must, as

soon as practicable, refund the Membership fee paid by the person.

32. Register of Members

32.1 The National Council must keep a register of Members of the Party.

32.2 The register must include the following particulars for each Member—

32.2.1 the full name of the Member;

32.2.2 the postal or residential address of the Member;

32.2.3 the date of admission as a Member;

32.2.4 the date of death or time of resignation of the Member;

32.2.5 details about the termination or reinstatement of Membership;

32.2.6 any other particulars the National Council or the Members at a General

Meeting decide.

32.3 The register must be open for inspection by Members of the Party at all reasonable

times.

32.4 A Member must contact the Party Secretary to arrange an inspection of the register.

32.5 The National Council may, on the application of a Member of the Party, withhold

information about the Member (other than the Members full name) from the register

available for inspection if the National Council has reasonable grounds for believing the

disclosure of the information would put the Member at personal disadvantage.

32.6 A Member of the Party must not:

32.6.1 use information obtained from the register of Members of the Party to contact,

or send material to, another Member of the Party for a commercial purpose; or

32.6.2 disclose information obtained from the register to someone else, knowing that

the information is likely to be used to contact, or send material to, another

Member of the Party for commercial purposes.

32.6.3 this Rule does not apply if the use or disclosure of the information is approved

by the Party.

33. Selection of Parliamentary Candidates for Federal, State, Territory and Local

Government Elections

33.1 Selection of all candidates for any Local, State or Federal Government elections before

31 December 2017 shall be at the absolute discretion of the National Council. No

Candidate Election General Meeting is required to select these candidates.

33.2 Subject to clause 33.1, at least three (3) months prior to a General Meeting called for

the purpose of electing candidates to the Federal, State or Territory Parliaments or

Local Government office (“Candidate Election General Meeting”), the National Council

must appoint a Returning Officer for the upcoming Candidate Election General

Meeting. The Returning Officer must be approved by the National Council and shall not

be a Party Member or employee.

33.3 If at any time the appointed Returning Officer becomes unable or unwilling to act, then

the National Council must appoint a replacement as soon as possible.

33.4 The National Council must supply the Returning Officer with a copy of this Constitution

and comply with all reasonable directions given by the Returning Officer in connection

with the preparation for or conduct of elections in accordance with this Constitution and

the Act.

33.5 The Returning Officer is not liable in connection with anything done concerning

elections or the preparation for elections, except to the extent that the Returning Officer

has not acted in good faith or been grossly negligent.

33.6 As soon as possible after the end of August, the Party Secretary must bring the

register of Members completely up-to-date as at 31 August, including noting Members

who as at that date have not paid their requisite Membership fees, and give the

Returning Officer access to that register.

33.7 At least two (2) months prior to the Candidate Election General Meeting, the Returning

Officer must supervise the distribution by the Party to all Members of a nomination

request form in connection with the upcoming elections.

33.8 Subject to this Constitution, the nomination request form must be in the form

determined by the Returning Officer, and call for nominations for the upcoming

elections. In addition, it must provide information as to how the elections are to be

conducted and how nominations may be made.

33.9 The nomination request form must call for nominations for Parliamentary Candidates.

33.10 Only Party Members may be nominated as Parliamentary Candidates.

33.11 The nomination request form must invite candidates to provide any notes relevant to

their candidature which they wish to have circulated to Members. The notes must

not exceed one hundred (100) words.

33.12 The Returning Officer must set a closing date and time for nominations. This date must

be at least two (2) weeks after the date of posting the nomination request form to

Members, and this date must be clearly stated on the nomination request form.

33.13 Nomination request forms may be sent and nominations may be made via the Internet.

The Returning Officer may stipulate procedures and conditions as to the manner in

which the Internet shall be utilised and may in its absolute discretion disqualify

nominations received which it considers do not comply with the procedures and

conditions.

33.14 Nominations must be made using the nomination request form, must be in writing and,

unless delivered by email, signed by the candidate and by the nominator. A candidate

may not nominate him/herself.

33.15 Nominators must deliver their nomination request forms to the Returning Officer within

the nomination period and by post, email, facsimile or hand delivery, to the address

stipulated in the nomination request form.

33.16 Only nomination forms actually received by the Returning Officer within the period are

valid. Nomination forms that do not reach the Returning Officer in time, whether due to

postal delays or any other reason, are invalid.

33.17 The Party and the Returning Officer must use reasonable endeavours to keep the facts

and details of nominations confidential until the end of the nomination period.

33.18 The Returning Officer must use best endeavours to notify the candidate and nominator

named in any defective nomination form. The Returning Officer may use such means

as the Returning Officer thinks fit to conduct this notification.

33.19 If there are not a sufficient number of candidates nominated, the National Council will

nominate candidates to fill the remaining Parliamentary Candidate vacancy or

vacancies with Party Members.

33.20 As soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, the Returning Officer must

also determine whether there are due nominations for all the Parliamentary Candidates

positions required to be filled. In the event there are not a sufficient number of

nominations to fill the vacancies, then the Returning Officer must advise the Chairman

and Party Secretary in writing of the names of the candidates for whom nominations

have been received as Parliamentary Candidates. Prior to the Candidate Election

General Meeting the National Council must nominate Party Members to fill the

vacancies created by insufficient candidates nominating. At the Candidate Election

General Meeting, the Returning Officer must confirm those circumstances, and then

the Chairman of the Candidate Election General Meeting must declare those

candidates who were nominated together with those nominated by the National

Council as elected as Parliamentary Candidates (provided always that persons who

are not Party Members may not be elected Parliamentary Candidates).

33.21 Only Members who have paid their requisite Membership fees by 31 August (and are

noted as having paid the fees in the register of Members which is provided to the

Returning Officer), are eligible to vote in the election(s).

33.22 The Returning Officer must supervise the preparation and distribution of ballot papers

by the Party to the Members who are eligible to vote in the elections; and set a voting

period that remains open for at least two (2) weeks after the date of posting of ballot

papers to Members and that ends at least two (2) Business Days before the Candidate

Election General Meeting.

33.23 In the event that there are more than the required number of candidates duly

nominated for the Parliamentary Candidates positions then a postal ballot must be

conducted.

33.24 The Ballot Papers must state that elections are to be held to fill vacancies of

Parliamentary Candidate positions which have become available in accordance with

the Constitution. They must also include such other information as the Returning

Officer thinks necessary to conduct as efficient elections as possible.

33.25 The Returning Officer may adopt any reasonable procedure necessary to enable

matching of Members to ballot papers, including requiring naming or signing of

envelopes under this Constitution.

33.26 The order in which the names of candidates appear on the ballot paper must be

decided by lot or lots drawn by the Returning Officer in the presence of at least two (2)

National Council Directors. No rank or distinguishing feature is to appear in respect of

the candidates on the ballot paper.

33.27 The ballot papers must be posted out to all Members, along with the details provided

by each candidate with their nomination, at least two (2) weeks and two (2) Business

Days before the Candidate Election General Meeting. Those details must be presented

in a common format in the same order as the names of the candidates appear on the

ballot paper, together with a return addressed envelope in which to post a completed

ballot paper or ballot papers back to the Returning Officer. That envelope may be

postage pre-paid an envelope in which the ballot papers can be sealed. Members must

be instructed to print their name or sign (or both) on the outside of the envelope in

which they seal a ballot paper; and clear how to vote instructions.

33.28 A ballot may be conducted by distributing instructions and ballot papers via the Internet

and votes may be cast using the Internet. The Returning Officer may stipulate

procedures and conditions as to the manner in which the Internet shall be utilised and

may in its absolute discretion disqualify votes cast which the Returning Officer

considers do not comply with those procedures and conditions.

33.29 Members must mark the ballot paper by recording their preferences for the candidates

with an “X” in the box next to the name of the candidate. A Member may vote for all or

less than the number of candidates to be elected.

33.30 The election of such number of Parliamentary Candidates as is required shall be made

in descending order by reference to the candidates with the greatest number of votes.

33.31 Only valid ballot papers received in the post or by delivery at the nominated address

(or, where the Internet is being used, received at the Internet address specified by the

Returning Officer) by the close of the voting period specified on the ballot paper, count.

An election is not invalidated because particular ballot papers are not received in time.

However, the Returning Officer in his or her absolute discretion may by notice in writing

to the Party Secretary extend the voting period for up to two days prior to the

commencement of the Candidate Election General Meeting in any case where the

ballot might otherwise be frustrated or made less effective because of external

circumstances.

33.32 The Returning Officer in his or her discretion may accept any ballot paper even though

the way in which it has been completed or returned is not strictly in accordance with

requirements, if in the opinion of the Returning Officer the voting intentions of the

Member and the genuineness of the ballot paper are clear on a balance of

probabilities.

33.33 On receipt of completed ballot papers, the Returning Officer, or such person as the

Returning Officer authorises, must immediately lock them in a sealed box provided for

that purpose.

33.34 Each candidate may, if they wish, by notice in writing to the Returning Officer at least

one week prior to the close of the voting period, be present and observe the ballot

count or appoint one scrutineer to observe the ballot count on their behalf.

33.35 Within a reasonable time after the end of the voting period, the Returning Officer must

unlock the ballot box and immediately proceed with the count of the ballot. The

Returning Officer may co-opt such assistance (at the expense of the Party) as the

Returning Officer reasonably requires in order to count the ballot and may adjourn

counting from time to time to such times and places as the Returning Officer

reasonably determines.

33.36 If there is an equality of votes in Parliamentary Candidates Elections, then the

candidates concerned may decide the issue between themselves in such manner as

they mutually decide not less than one (1) day before Candidate Election General

Meeting, or failing such decision being notified to the Returning Officer in that time then

the successful candidate must be decided by the Members attending the Candidate

Election General Meeting.

33.37 The Returning Officer must report the result of the ballot or ballots in writing to the

Chairman of the Candidate Election General Meeting who must declare the successful

candidates elected as Parliamentary Candidates at the Candidate Election General

Meeting.

33.38 The Returning Officer must provide the Chairman of the Candidate Election General

Meeting with a written report as to the conduct and results of the ballot or ballots,

reporting whether or not the ballot or ballots have been duly conducted in accordance

with the requirements of this Constitution and if not, providing details of any noncompliance,

and reporting on any other matters that the Returning Officer wishes to

bring to the attention of the Party.

33.39 If so required by motion of a Member at the Candidate Election General Meeting, the

Chairman must read that report to the meeting. The Chairman must then hand that

report to the Party Secretary who must produce the report at the first meeting of the

National Council after the Candidate Election General Meeting. During the period of

two (2) months after the Candidate Election General Meeting, the report may be

inspected and/or copied by or on behalf of any candidate, at the office of the immediate

past Party Secretary.

33.40 Ballot papers must be retained under the control of the Returning Officer for twelve

(12) months after the Candidate Election General Meeting during which time they may

be inspected by or on behalf of any candidate. Immediately after that period, the

Returning Officer must supervise the destruction of the ballot papers.

34. Elected Members of Parliament

An elected Member of Parliament is bound to adhere to the objectives of the Party.

35. Policy Formulation

The National Council may appoint a Sub-Committee for the purposes of policy development. All

such policies must accord with the Party’s objectives.

36. Party Seal

36.1 The Party shall have a Seal, unless otherwise resolved by the Members in General

Meeting, and the Seal shall be the ‘signature’ of the Party. The National Council must

ensure that the Seal is stored safely. The Seal must only be used with the consent of

the National Council.

36.2 The Party may have a duplicate Seal.

36.3 Every document to which the Seal is affixed shall be signed by a Director and be

countersigned by another Director, a Party Secretary.

37. Accounting and Other Records

37.1 The National Council must ensure that proper accounting and other records are kept,

and that financial reports and other reports are prepared and distributed in accordance

with the requirements of the Act.

37.2 The National Council must ensure the safe custody of books, documents, instruments

of title and securities of the Party.

37.3 The National Council must arrange for the Party’s records to be available for inspection

by Members at the times and on the condition that the National Council decide.

However, Members are only entitled to inspect those documents if they are expressly

entitled to do so by Act, this Constitution or by a Resolution made by the National

Council or a Resolution passed at a General Meeting.

38. Auditor

The appointment, removal or replacement of the Party’s Auditor shall be in accordance with the

Act.

39. Funds and Accounts

39.1 The funds of the Party must be kept in an account in the name of the Party in a

financial institution decided by the National Council.

39.2 Records and accounts must be kept in the English language showing full and accurate

particulars of the financial affairs of the Party.

39.3 All amounts must be deposited in the financial institution account as soon as

practicable after receipt.

39.4 A payment by the Party of $100 or more must be made by cheque or electronic funds

transfer by an Officer authorised by the National Council.

39.5 If a payment of $100 or more is made by cheque, the cheque must be signed by two

(2) authorised Directors who are nominated as authorised signatories by the National

Council. If the payment is made by electronic funds transfer the Officer authorised by

the National Council requires the written or emailed permission of at least two (2)

authorised Directors who are nominated as authorised Directors by the National

Council for this purpose.

Adoption of Constitution

We the undersigned severally consent to become a Member of The Wikileaks Party Ltd and

agree to the terms of this its Constitution.

Signature of Member Witness to Members Signature

……………………………………………

……………………………………………….

Signature of Member

Name:

Address:

Signature of Witness

Name of Witness:

DATED: